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Light it up blue

Els For Autism Staff Celebrates Autism Awareness Month, Raises Funds at 1000 NORTH

Jupiter, Fla– (May 3, 2018) Els for Autism Foundation staff celebrated Autism Awareness Month at the 7th Annual Light It Up Blue fundraiser April 26 at 1000 NORTH in Jupiter, FL.

Dressed in blue attire, nearly 180 guests arrived to support the Foundation and enjoy lite bites and blue cocktails on 1000 NORTH’s terrace, while soaking up the vibrant sunset and views of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. KidSanctuary generously sponsored the night’s event, and a silent auction raised additional funds for the Foundation.

“We are grateful to everyone who attended Light It Up Blue for shining a light on autism spectrum disorder,” Liezl Els, Els for Autism Foundation co-founder, said.  “Awareness leads to understanding, acceptance and inclusion of individuals with ASD.”

Light It Up Blue was one of several events organized by the Foundation to raise funds and awareness during the month of April. Other events included the Awe in Autism Expo—celebrating the awesome talents of people with autism, giveback events with: Park Avenue BBQ & Grille, Straight From the Heart, the Downtown at The Gardens Carousel, Pampered Chef and Golf Dotz, and BLUE-OUTs with GCSAA with more than 90 golf courses around the country, The First Tee, AJGA and the Florida Panthers.

With 1 in 59 children diagnosed with autism every year, the Foundation sincerely thanks everyone who participated in the April events and for helping to make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism.